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About Us

The Harvard Black Law Students Association’s Social Justice Committee was founded in 2008 in order to address the problems that affect the Black Boston population in an extreme and disproportionate way.

The purpose of the HBLSA SJC is to:

(1) bring about an awareness of social justice concerns that impact the Black community at Harvard and in the surrounding Boston community,

(2) foster a meaningful alliance between HBLSA members and members of the wider Black community, and

(3) encourage BLSA members to feel a sense of personal commitment to life-long advocacy for social justice.

Contact Us:

Gina Clayton
Chair, Social Justice Committee
Editor, Boston’s Boiling Point

Morgan Craven
Vice Chair, Social Justice Committee
Editor, Boston’s Boiling Point

Jasmine Tollette
Editor, Boston’s Boiling Point


    Harvard Black Law Students Association presents...
    Social Justice Week

    March 2nd - 6th

    Monday: Social Justice Week Kick-Off

    BLSA general body meeting featuring a special presentation by Noah Hood and the BLSA Social Justice Committee

    Langdell South 7:00 pm

    Dinner will be served

    Tuesday: Education

    Education Awareness Candy Campaign Learn about some of the problems facing Boston's youth, including the unfair and exclusionary expulsion policies

    Harkness Common 12:00 noon

    Wednesday: Housing

    Housing Recovery Acts in MA Some of the areas foremost housing activists will gather to discuss legislation concerning predatory lending practices

    Hauser 101 7:30 pm

    Refreshments will be served

    Thursday: Criminal Justice

    Sealing Criminal Records: Implications for Social Justice

    A panel of the leading voices in criminal justice reform will speak about criminal record information laws.

    Austin Hall 7:00 pm

    A Soul Food Dinner will be served.

    Friday: Criminal Justice

    CORI Sealing Training

    Criminal Record Sealing Training involves hands-on training. Participants will be able to help with upcoming CORI Sealing projects.